Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality October 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Common Formats for Patient Safety Data Collection and Event Reporting
Document Number: 2010-26667
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-22
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005, 42 U.S.C. 299b-21 to b-26, (Patient Safety Act) provides for the formation of Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs), which collect, aggregate, and analyze confidential information regarding the quality and safety of healthcare delivery. The Patient Safety Act (at 42 U.S.C. 299b-23) authorizes the collection of this information in a standardized manner, as explained in the related Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Final Rule, 42 CFR part 3 (Patient Safety Rule), published in the Federal Register on November 21, 2008: 73 FR 70731-70814. As authorized by the Secretary of HHS, AHRQ coordinates the development of a set of common definitions and reporting formats (Common Formats) that allow healthcare providers to voluntarily collect and submit standardized information regarding patient safety events. The purpose of this notice is to announce the availability of a significant revision of a previously released Common Format for public review and comment.
Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality
Document Number: 2010-25774
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-15
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
In accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, this notice announces a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Delisting
Document Number: 2010-25771
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-15
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
AHRQ has accepted a notification of voluntary relinquishment from the ACCE Healthcare Technology Foundation of its status as a Patient Safety Organization (PSO). The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (Patient Safety Act), Public Law 109-41, 42 U.S.C. 299b-21-b-26, provides for the formation of PSOs, which collect, aggregate, and analyze confidential information regarding the quality and safety of health care delivery. The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Final Rule (Patient Safety Rule), 42 CFR part 3, authorizes AHRQ, on behalf of the Secretary of HHS, to list as a PSO an entity that attests that it meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for listing. A P80 can be ``delisted'' by the Secretary if it is found to no longer meet the requirements of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule, including when a P80 1 chooses to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any reason.
Meeting of a Subcommittee of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality
Document Number: 2010-25224
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-12
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
In accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, this notice announces a meeting of a Subcommittee of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality.